Foreign Affairs & Security Policy

Sunday, May 31, 2015
A beautiful oasis in the midst of the Syrian desert and the crossing point of some of the most important cultures in history, Palmyra’s two-thousand-year-old heritage does not belong only to Syria, it is a gift to the world. From Greek culture...
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Poland has elected a new President. An MEP from the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists, Andrzej Duda, received 51.55% of support ahead of Bronislaw Komorowski's 48.45 %, his challenger, according to final results from the election...
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
 The UN Security Council is one of few international institutions that can make binding decisions, and indeed, authorise war (or “use all necessary measures” in the parlance of Security Council Resolutions). It is therefore not surprising that...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
The latest reports bring news of significant successes in the fight against terrorists in the Middle East and Africa. On 13 March, Iraqi soldiers fighting the Islamic State were able to take large swathes of Tikrit; they continue the liberation of...
Friday, March 20, 2015
A recent spate of terrorist attacks in Albania has drawn virtually no international attention. But the consequences for the country could prove very serious indeed – and for wider Europe2015 did not start well for Europeans following the deadly...
Friday, March 13, 2015
The pros and cons of shale fracking cut on several levels. Fracking has met strong local opposition due to environmental and health concerns, highlighted by Greenpeace amongst others, which has listed a series of downsides to fracking operations...
Saturday, March 7, 2015
2014 was dominated by increased levels of extremism and jihadist movements - and the attempts to fight them. This year seems little different. One of the most remarkable phenomena to have emerged is that of the Islamic State (IS), currently...
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
On January 17, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi demanded the intervention by the international community following the beheading of 21 Egyptian Copts by offshoots of ISIS in Libya.Sisi, preferring the military option, immediately ordered air...
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Alexis de Tocqueville, one of the greatest political thinkers of the Western tradition, wondering in the 19th century why “in [the 18th century] France irreligion had become a passion, general, ardent, intolerant, oppressive (...)”, noticed...
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Conservative Members of Parliament have been accused of attempting to filibuster a Bill set to go through Parliament next Thursday, which seeks to enshrine the commitment to spend 0.7 percent of GDP on aid. Outspoken Tory MP Philip Davies said the...
Monday, July 21, 2014
It is 100 days since the abduction of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria, by Boko Haram, the notorious islamic terrorist organistion. The Bow Group today publishes a damning report that casts new light on the role the US has played in the rise of...
Sunday, March 30, 2014
 Authored by Adriel Kasonta Looking at the current situation in Ukraine, it brings to mind the image of eighteenth century France pictured inone of the best-known intellectual attacks against the French Revolution written by Edmund Burke....
Sunday, January 12, 2014
In September this year, having just finished an MA in Strategic Studies, I thought about some sort of civilian career in defence.  A friend of mine who works in the industry kindly got me into the London DSEI exhibition – the World’s premier...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Read the original article at Trending Central here.Obama’s 2014 pivot to greater income equality through redistribution offers a chance for conservatives to seize the initiative on the real issue: equality of opportunity.Just before he departed for...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Read the original article at Trending Central here. As a place where many of the traumas and decisive events of the country’s history have played out, the southern states of America continue to hold a fascination for anyone seeking to...
Monday, November 11, 2013
Britain’s presence in the South Atlantic, particularly on the Falkland Islands, continues to generate emotion and controversy.As most Britons celebrated the 30th Anniversary of what is probably our most recent decisive victory and commemorate...
Monday, November 11, 2013
 If they are to regain the White House, Republicans need to win over so-called minority voters. But if they continue to accept an outdated analysis of race and identity in modern America, one that suits the Left more than the Right, then they...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Two contrasting gubernatorial races and the strange course of the contest to be New York’s next mayor may do little to excite the masses across America. But they will provide crucial pointers for the bigger electoral battles to come in 2014 and for...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
 "Both those who wish to leave the EU and those who wish to re-negotiate are guilty of ignoring the pressing nature of the mature consideration of alternatives to membership."Widening not deepening has been a phrase synonymous with the British...
Friday, October 18, 2013
As a tactical manoeuvre, the American Right’s daring attempt to derail Obamacare was a suicide mission doomed from the beginning. But its fundamental aims were noble and pure, and they go to the heart of what must be done to secure the future...
Friday, August 30, 2013
 When too many coffins draped in the Union flag began to return to RAF Lyneham at the height of the conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Conservative Party started to discuss and recognise the importance and moral imperative of enshrining the...
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The current diplomatic fracture between the United Kingdom and Spain over Gibraltar will frustrate anyone who understands the underlying causes of what is now happening and why.In 2004 the UK and Spain, under Blair and Aznar, were the closest of...
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Read the original article at Trending Central here.David Cameron has gently abandoned his campaign to force Syrian President Assad from office over the last month, following humiliation at the hands of the somewhat wilier international operator...
Sunday, June 23, 2013
The election of Hassan Rouhani in this month’s Presidential Election has been hailed as a victory for Iran’s reformists over the conservative ‘principalists’ close to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In his first press conference after the election, Dr...
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Ben Harris-Quinney, wrting for Conservative HomeFor all of the analysis, debate and discord, I often wonder if politics is not far simpler that the acres of pontificating text produced every day on the subject may suggest.30 years ago French...

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